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      Looking forward to the new album so much. Just hope these cringe-inducing subjects fail to make an appearance in any lyrics

      Rainbows
      Puppydog Tails
      Dustbin Lids
      Bikers who are comparable to Icons
      Gods riding around on Swans

        Absolutely! Rainbows are terrible subjects for songs:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU

          All of Average Person.

          All of The Girl Is Mine.

          All of Tug of Peace.

          All of Little Woman Love.

          All of However Absurd.

          All of Great Day.

            femaleanimal:Absolutely! Rainbows are terrible subjects for songs:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU

            Paul had a stab at the subject...

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo2pXAPvl98

            ...Ain't no Harold Arlen though!!!

              but they're all my favorite songs you mentioned...

                Kathryn O:but they're all my favorite songs you mentioned...

                LOL...that's cool!

                Differing opinions are great!

                  1-2-3-4-5!
                  Let's go for a drive!

                    favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                    Let's go for a drive!

                    As much as i love Paul's music his judgement on what songs and lyrics are up for public consumption is very inconsistent indeed. Fans will always love different lyrics and songs, but there's some in Paul's canon that no sane individual could love and the Driving Rain chorus is one such, bloody appalling. I think when Paul marries a great melody and lovely lyrics he's the best, but too many times his standards have slipped over the years and a great tune has been marred by substandard words.

                      Kevin:Looking forward to the new album so much. Just hope these cringe-inducing subjects fail to make an appearance in any lyrics:

                      Rainbows
                      Puppydog Tails
                      Dustbin Lids
                      Bikers who are comparable to Icons
                      Gods riding around on Swans

                      LOL. Biker Like A Icon is one of my gulty pleasure songs.

                        favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                        Let's go for a drive!

                        Oooh yeah...and yet how come "1,2,3,4 can I have a little more?" sounds somehow cool?

                          Love the song...Feet In the Clouds...but just cringe when I head

                          But I find it very very very very very very hard
                          Yes I find it very very very very very very hard

                            oobu24:Love the song...Feet In the Clouds...but just cringe when I head

                            But I find it very very very very very very hard
                            Yes I find it very very very very very very hard

                            Bingo!

                              yankeefan7:

                              Kevin:Looking forward to the new album so much. Just hope these cringe-inducing subjects fail to make an appearance in any lyrics:

                              Rainbows
                              Puppydog Tails
                              Dustbin Lids
                              Bikers who are comparable to Icons
                              Gods riding around on Swans

                              LOL. Biker Like A Icon is one of my gulty pleasure songs.

                              One of mine, too. "Only Mama Knows" somehow feels like almost a sequel to this to me. Really, he has a bunch of songs about loners and misfits out traveling somewhere.

                                Ebony & Ivory!

                                The lyrics are beyond saccharine & trite, and the use of piano keyboards as a metaphor for racial harmony is absurd.

                                  moptops:

                                  favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                                  Let's go for a drive!

                                  Oooh yeah...and yet how come "1,2,3,4 can I have a little more?" sounds somehow cool?

                                  This is also the man who wrote "One And One Is Two" in the early sixties!

                                    A couple of his lyrics make me cringe just because they're uncomfortable reminders of how rich and famous he is:

                                    "Even if I get a medal from my local neighborhood"
                                    "The chef prepares a special menu for your delight"

                                    Glad you're enjoying all that, Paul!

                                      favoritething:A couple of his lyrics make me cringe just because they're uncomfortable reminders of how rich and famous he is:

                                      "Even if I get a medal from my local neighborhood"
                                      "The chef prepares a special menu for your delight"

                                      Glad you're enjoying all that, Paul!

                                      I think that first lyric was in tribute to an actual medal he received recently (if not his knighthood than it was some other award)

                                      And the second lyric was in reference to the lead character in Vanilla Sky, who was filthy rich (even more so than Paul at least at the time it came out lol)

                                        BOYCIE:

                                        favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                                        Let's go for a drive!

                                        As much as i love Paul's music his judgement on what songs and lyrics are up for public consumption is very inconsistent indeed. Fans will always love different lyrics and songs, but there's some in Paul's canon that no sane individual could love and the Driving Rain chorus is one such, bloody appalling. I think when Paul marries a great melody and lovely lyrics he's the best, but too many times his standards have slipped over the years and a great tune has been marred by substandard words.

                                        I've always thought the Driving Rain chorus is rather charming. It's not trying to be profound, fer chrissakes. I do think the live version on Back in the U.S., which has something of a call-and-response feel, works better than the original. For my money (cue the howls of anguish), the lyrics of Long Haired Lady or The Back Seat of My Car are vastly more cringe-inducing. No accounting for taste.

                                          moptops:

                                          favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                                          Let's go for a drive!

                                          Oooh yeah...and yet how come "1,2,3,4 can I have a little more?" sounds somehow cool?

                                          I don't know but that song really was the best and Paul considered it a throwaway

                                          Black Yellow Green Red/ can I take my friend to bed?

                                            Bruce M.:

                                            BOYCIE:
                                            favoritething:1-2-3-4-5!
                                            Let's go for a drive!

                                            As much as i love Paul's music his judgement on what songs and lyrics are up for public consumption is very inconsistent indeed. Fans will always love different lyrics and songs, but there's some in Paul's canon that no sane individual could love and the Driving Rain chorus is one such, bloody appalling. I think when Paul marries a great melody and lovely lyrics he's the best, but too many times his standards have slipped over the years and a great tune has been marred by substandard words.

                                            I've always thought the Driving Rain chorus is rather charming. It's not trying to be profound, fer chrissakes. I do think the live version on Back in the U.S., which has something of a call-and-response feel, works better than the original. For my money (cue the howls of anguish), the lyrics of Long Haired Lady or The Back Seat of My Car are vastly more cringe-inducing. No accounting for taste.

                                            Back Seat of my Car I wouldn't say made me cringe....because for some reason I thought it was a tongue in cheek parody of a 50's dating song......now if he really meant it, I'd be embarrassed.....

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